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Mostar and Herzegovina 4 Cities – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo

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11 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

Visiting and exploring Mostar and Herzegovina 4 cities including Konjic, Jablanica, Počitelj and Blagaj as a day tour from Sarajevo is truly the best way to fulfil your Bosnian holiday.

This UNESCO based tour is undoubtedly the best way to plunge into experiencing region of Herzegovina and its amazingly beautiful scenery, as well as understanding its fascinating cultural diversity and mind provoking history.

Highlights

  • Visit 5 most interesting towns in Herzegovina region with a small group and in a very relaxed pace.
  • Explore 3 UNESCO sites within only a day.
  • Take an afternoon stroll and lose yourself in mazelike cobllestone streets of Mostar.
  • Admire the sunset over a turquoise Neretva River and learn the story of the Old Bridge. 
  • Walk the walls of ancient fortress – town of Počitelj. Have a refreshing pomegranate juice and a small talk with locals.
  • Have lunch by the Europe’s most beautiful, most powerful karst river spring – Buna.
  • Indulge into the world of mysticism, explore Blagaj Tekke and learn about Dervish Life.
  • Understand the complex and mind-bending present day political system.
  • Learn the story behind the Breakup of Yugoslavia, War in Mostar and why Mostar Old Bridge was destroyed in 1993.
  • Get a valuable insight into history and exchange of different empires which ruled the Balkan regions and consequences of those events present day.

What's Included

INCLUDED

Guide
English speaking local-expert guide and driver. Guide in different language available on request.
Free pickup on request
If you are staying in the old town of Sarajevo meet us at our office. If you are bit away from us, please let us know and we can organise advance pickup.
All Transfers
All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
Entrance Fees, Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
Blagaj Dervish house, Mostar Museum fees included. No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
Availability
Tour is available throughout the year.
Group Discounts
For bigger group bookings, discounts are available.

NOT INCLUDED

Insurance
Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Guide Tipping
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
Private Tour
All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.
Food
Lunch break is planned at Blagaj, and food costs are paid at the spot directly to the restaurant. Typical lunch cost is around 8-10 EUR per person.

Starting Point & Departure Times

Logistics

  • Tour departs twice a day from Funky Tours office. If you need pickup please let us know in advance.
  • Departure Times: Daily at 8 AM.

Itinerary

STOP 1: Konjic 

Konjic Old Bridge - Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Konjic Old Bridge – Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina

Morning ride will take us through interesting suburbs of Sarajevo and areas of central Bosnia until we pass Ivan mountain and enter Herzegovina region. As soon as in Herzegovina, we’ll start descending, as region of Herzegovina is generally on lower altitudes and is totally different climate, so you’ll notice dramatic natural environment change.

First stop of the day is short visit to old part of Konjic town. Unique, prehistorically inhabited, famous for 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge, looming over turquoise Neretva river, usually very sunny place, is day’s perfect start. Standing at WW2’s last day, during the Nazi withdrawal, destroyed bridge, we learn the story of the “monument to human stupidity”, mystery of Tito’s Bunker, famousness of white water rafting at upper Neretva region and glacier Boracko Lake, and few other stories before we continue our way.

  • STOP 2: Jablanica
Jablanica bridge destroyed during the WW2 famous Neretva battle
Jablanica bridge destroyed during the WW2 famous Neretva battle

Ride continues by passing large, dammed but very beautiful Jablaničko lake, with short stop at Jablanica where we learn WW2 story of “Neretva Battle” and “sniff” into the way how our greatest delicacy, famous roasted lamb on the spit is made.

Views of Jablaničko lake and regions of Prenj mountain are simply breathtaking and will make you wanna stop and breathe those in.

Pass by:

  • Jablaničko Lake and Neretva river canyon (possible short stop for amazing photos)

STOP 3: Počitelj Town

Pocitelj town overlooking Neretva river - Herzegovina
Pocitelj town overlooking Neretva river – Herzegovina

Then we continue through some really amazing parts of Neretva river canyon, telling the unique stories of Herzegovina, before we arrive to our second stop – Počitelj.

Stunningly nested above Neretva river, visit to Počitelj (“Počivati” – Bos.”to rest in peace”), easy uphill, one hour long walking activity, accompanied with a stories of town’s development and strategic importance during its 600+ year long written history and visit to most important sites such as Hajji Alija Mosque, Clock Tower and Gavrankapetanovic tower, IS A MUST, for anyone passing through or near Herzegovina region.

Unique, medieval, Ottoman era glorified, present day Ottoman-Mediterranean style designed fortress – town Počitelj, is one of the very few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present times.

In the end of the walk we take some time for locally grown fresh lemonade or Bosnian coffee if you prefer 🙂

  • STOP 4: Blagaj Dervish House, Buna River Spring & Lunch Break
Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House
Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House

After Počitelj, we keep going, and after short ride arrive to Blagaj.

Blagaj town is home to Buna river spring – Europe’s most beautiful, most powerful, clean and drinkable karst river spring, settled beneath few hundred meters high rock. Water comes out of quite large but stunningly deep cave, which springs amazing 43 cubic meters of water per second. Can you imagine this?

Just next to the spring, under the rock, is home to Blagaj Tekke – Dervish house, dating most likely pre or early Ottoman era from early 16th century, as unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Visiting this complex and learning more about Dervish life in Herzegovina as important part of our history is, MUST DO.

For Muslim travellers “Tekija” is place where prayers are hosted 5 times a day and can be attended if wanted.

As we finish visit to “Blagajska Tekija” and “Izvor rijeke Bune” we stay there for bit longer. It is time for lunch. Due to famousness and cleanliness of Buna river the most important thing to taste in Blagaj today is local trout. That is why we don’t leave the place before we offer our guests to try locally prepared trout on “Blagaj Way”, enjoying amazing scenery of Buna river spring and Dervish house next to it. Vegetarians don’t worry, we have solutions for you as well 🙂
Lunch is not included in the price, so plan some 8 to 10 EUR extra for the lunch.

  • STOP 5: Mostar
Mostar old bridge during the sunset
Mostar old bridge during the sunset

Later only, 15 minute further it is time for Mostar experience which is the most important jewel on our “Herzegovina Necklace” day trip.

As soon as we arrive to Mostar we start our walking tour which will cover most important sites and locations in Mostar.

We focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar and Old Town, but offer stories of Mostar’s uniqueness, in regard to historical and cultural diversity.S

Story of Mostar will be about the Bridge, it’s rise and fall, and how it had risen again. You will learn about Siege of Mostar, about why it is called Mostar, about “Mostarians”. We recreate Mostar for you and with you.

In Mostar, if preferred, we give our guests free time to explore on their own as we simply do not like to “hold a candle all the way”.

Sunsets are amazing time in Mostar, so we’ll have drink at place overlooking the bridge panorama and discuss more about everything we did today.

When Mostar is done, it is time to go back to Sarajevo, and it will take us around two hours ride before we are “home”.

The reason why, during this day tour, we prefer to arrive to Mostar around 3 or 4 pm and then explore Mostar, is because in the afternoon most of the day tours and big groups passing through Mostar are already gone, so we get to have Mostar for ourselves for maximised experience.

On the way back we can make another break for those desiring to try famous roasted lamb at Jablanica. We expect to be in Sarajevo around 7 pm, so better don’t plan too many things that evening as days can be quite long sometime.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sun cream (summer time)

Optional Extras

  • Visit to Kravice Waterfalls

If you prefer to add extra amazing stop on this day tour to Mostar and back to Sarajevo, perhaps you can consider visiting Kravice Waterfalls.

That will come with extra charge of 15 EUR per person and will include entrance fee to the park.

This option is only bookable as private option, or shared option if all group members agree to participate as this is extended itinerary and invokes bit higher price. During the summer time if you prefer to swim we recommend to bring swim suit.

  • Train ride from Sarajevo to Mostar

As you might know, The Guardian listed Sarajevo to Mostar train ride, as one of the 18 of the worlds best rail journeys, and we are happy to let you know that this train ride can be beautifully integrated into our Mostar and Herzegovina day tour from Sarajevo.

Simply take a 7 AM train from Sarajevo to Čapljina and, at 9.30/9.45 AM be picked up in Čapljina by our van, which will leave from Sarajevo that morning, and all the attractions of this tour will be done in reverse order so you dont miss a thing.

We will arrange early morning pickup at your address and transfer you to the train station as well. After pickup in Čapljina we will do the reverse order of tha tour: Počitelj > Blagaj > Mostar > Jablanica > Konjic > Sarajevo, and in that way you still get to the tour full itinerary.

In this way you get to see whole of Herzegovina region and in addition do one of the worlds most amazing train rides. Train ticket for one way ride is 7,5 EUR (14 BAM), and is paid at the spot. You will ride Talgo train (the newly bought trains for maximum comfort), where smoking inside is not allowed.

This option applies only to private trips, or shared tours if all guests agree to the same itinerary.

  • Stay in Mostar instead going back to Sarajevo

If you are travelling from Sarajevo to Mostar without intention to come back to Sarajevo, this tour is ideal way to replace bus and explore places in between and in the end of the day being dropped off at your address in Mostar without extra costs apart the tour itself.

If you need this service, please note that in your booking form.

Map

Trip Photos

Konjic town in Herzegovina region
Konjic town in Herzegovina region
Jablanica bridge destroyed during the WW2 famous Neretva battle
Jablanica bridge destroyed during the WW2 famous Neretva battle
Mostar Old Bridge in the evening hours
Mostar Old Bridge in the evening hours
Pocitelj town overlooking Neretva river - Herzegovina
Pocitelj town overlooking Neretva river – Herzegovina
Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House
Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does this tour include visit to Kravice Waterfalls?
    No, it does not. Adding Kravice Waterfalls is possible, but please note that it will extend this itinerary for 2 additional hours.
  2. Does this tour includes a visit to Tito’s Bunker? 
    No, it does not. If you’d like to visit the Tito’s Bunker please contact our team so we could provide details on private trip possibilities. 
  3. Is lunch included in costs of the tour?
    Lunch is not included in costs. Costs of a really good and tasty lunch is usually between 7-10 EUR. 
  4. Is this tour for me?
    This tour is suitable for anyone regardless on their age or fitness level.
  5. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  6. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  7. Can I book this tour in other than English language?
    Tours are possible to book in other than English languages in private option. Do contact our team for further information.
  8. How much in advance do I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure.
  9. Can I pay for the tour with credit card?
    Yes, we accept VISA and Maestro. Please note that, in case you would like to make a credit card payment, you will need to do it at our office or by prepayment via credit card authorisation form. Our guides can NOT accept credit cards. 
  10. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.
207 Reviews
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Jessica M

Couple Traveller

Great Tour

The tour was amazing, we saw some incredible places. I highly recommended. The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable.

January 6, 2020

Arianna Martinelli

Couple Traveller

Tour completo dell’Herzegovina: la nostra guida è stata fantastica, molto disponibile e attenta alle esigenze di tutti. Grande competenza storica e culturale.

Grazie per averci permesso di vedere l’Herzegovina attraverso i vostri occhi.

January 6, 2020

roiko2014

Group Traveller

Bosnia-Herzegovina – possible to see the highlights in three days with Funky Tours

When I saw some photos of Bosnia-Herzegovina, I was struck by its beauty so we decided to extend our trip from Croatia to cover Bosnia-Herzegovina.

We took a tour bus from Zagreb to Sarajevo, taking 12 hours, stopping by at various historical places: Jasenovac Memorial Park, Banja Luka, Jajce town, Pliva waterfall, lakes and old mills. The snow-covered Jasenovac Memorial Park was mysterious and holy and beautiful. At Banja Luka, we had a wonderful lamb sandwich, best in my life.

The following day we made another 12-hour trip to Mostar, stopping by at Pocitelj and Dervish House, where we had delicious trout. The gushing river was amazing.

These tours were organized by Funky Tours of Sarajevo. (Also a two-hour free city tour of Sarajevo). We had a comfortable 8-seat mini bus to ourselves with local guides explaining the places and history.

Bosnia-Herzegovina is a small country endowed with beautiful scenery- plentiful hills and rivers, and fresh produce. But more importantly, it has a very rich history and it is possible to witness the remnants of various different civilizations that crossed the country.

We were very glad that we used the Funky Tours for all our trips within the country, without which our understanding of the country would not have been possible to this extent. The war museum in Sarajevo is a must. The country is fully repaired with no trace of the destructive war, but it helps to remember that this atrocity happened not very long ago.

January 4, 2020

Christine3107

Solo Traveller

EXCELLENT!

I did three tours with this agency: the siege tour, the tour to Mostar and the tour to the Pliva lakes.

Every one of the three guides was very nice, helpful, knowledged and educated. You were allowed to ask anything about the war or the country and there was no question that they couldn’t answer. They also have shared their personal stories how they and their families lived during the war.

The guide of the siege Tour was actually a solider during the siege of Sarajevo and has used the war tunel you will visit during the Tour daily to survive in the City. You will hear really impressive and emotional stories.

So you really get first Hand experiences and I appreciate that very much. Thanks again 🙂

December 28, 2019

weiqinp

Solo Traveller

Great way to check out Bosnia!

Guess I got a bonus here cos I happened to be the only guest on the trip, which effectively made it a private tour of the region. Comfortable transport and in-depth delivery of the history behind the places really upped the enjoyment level.

Lastly, the wonderful staff at the office who go the extra mile to make you feel welcome, helps to make every encounter a happy one, cue free Bosnian coffee!

December 17, 2019
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